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Online Food Fight

In honor of National Food Day on October 24, Tufts Food for Thought hosted an “Online Food Fight.” Students and community members were encouraged to log onto Food For Thought’s website around 10:30 AM to join in an interactive discussion about food-related issues. Participants were asked to ponder questions about organic and free-range foods, as well as issues surrounding world hunger and food security. More than 170 people observed part of the “fight,” and several joined the “fray” to pose questions or provide answers to questions from their peers. Thanks, Food for Thought, for making food fun and encouraging dialogue among Tufts students!

Here are a few guiding questions from the “food fight”:

 

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Friedman’s Urban Garden

Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is located in the heart of downtown Boston, but its urban location hasn’t deterred a handful of ambitious students from starting an outdoor garden.

The Friedman Garden was started in 2009, and Friedman students, staff, faculty, and community members alike are invited to help cultivate organic produce year round. All food grown in the garden is available for students to enjoy and oftentimes the fresh produce will be served at school-wide functions or potlucks. Student volunteers also help run educational after-school programs with the nearby Quincy School.

Check out these photos from The Friedman Sprout, the school’s student-run newspaper:

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